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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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What is Earth’s main reservoir for phosphorus, and why is itrecycled at such a slow rate from that reservoir?

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Earth’s main reservoir for phosphorous and reason behind the slow rate of recycling from that reservoir.

Introduction:

Phosphorus is a major component of living organisms and is a major constituent of cell membranes, plasma membranes, nucleic acid, proteins, and in energy transfer mechanisms. It is also present in bones, teeth, and shells of many animals.

Explanation

Phosphorous is mainly found in the form of phosphate rocks and sediments of the earth. These phosphates can easily dissolve in a soil solution along with water (in form of ionic form) and are absorbed by the roots of plants. These plants are eaten by herbivores that are further preyed upon by their predators, thus transferring energy and nutrients, constituents (mainly phosphorous) in the food chain and ecosystem...

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